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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 6 months ago

Justify your answer: is belief or unbelief a choice?

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  • 5 months ago

    their are no choices .. its fate. cant change that ... this and that these and those

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  • 5 months ago

    If we had no choice then all people would either be believers or not believers. Some are believers. Some people are not believers. Therefore all people have a choice to be believers or not believers. It's logically valid but not sound.

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  • 5 months ago

    The answer to your question is "yes".

    Belief and Non-belief exist equally

    until you eliminate either one, or both of them.

    Hence, while each or both are still in play, they are choices.

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  • 5 months ago

    we live in a deterministic universe so NO

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    • Gerik5 months agoReport

      not sure what you're getting at. its objectively cause and effect even if we aren't capable of connecting the dots or drawing the vast map of it.

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  • 5 months ago

    Belief is a way of thinking.

    We should all be encourage to think by ourselves.

    It's okay and productive to share views with others, but no one should think in a certain way because they are coerced by others...

    • Chaphaz Yahshua
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      True..... belief is a way of thinking, we can believe the truth or reject the truth, that is our choice. But the belief of the Bible is not simply believing in the existence of, but putting trust in.

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  • 6 months ago

    I don't know. However, a willingness to find out for ourselves (call it faith if you like) is entirely our choice.

  • JASON
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Some people must be trapped by their family and friends in to never being able to 'come out', as atheists.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    When you think you have enough information to form an opinion, you will make a decision one way or another and may have closed your mind off to any new information.

    For that reason it’s very important to keep an open mind about everything... but not so open that your brain falls out.

    A witness always sounds like they are telling the truth until they are cross-examined.

    Edit@Fireball: How ironic. Internet etiquette says that typing in all caps is rude as it’s considered yelling. You may want to take a look in the mirror, madam.

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  • 6 months ago

    It depends on how one is "educated". Indoctrination programs young minds to think a certain way and it is not really a choice. Actual education always involves choice and criticism (that's why I put "educated" in quotes for my first sentence, many people don't know the subtle but important difference between education and indoctrination). However people can and do make individual choices on what they believe or don't believe. It depends on the level of intellectual freedom they have.

  • Matt
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    .Deciding to truly accept a religion is personal. Unless lndoctrination at young age. That is a greyarea in terms of it being thier own choice.

    Not being part of it is either 1) not knowing enough about the religion to come to thier own conclusion

    2) knowing about it, yet intentionally disregarding or disagreeing it

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